O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced that Michael T. Masin, one of Wall Street’s most experienced executives, has rejoined the firm as Senior Partner in the New York office where his practice will focus on representing large corporations and major businesses.
Masin returns after an eleven year absence from the law firm, most recently serving as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Citigroup. In that role, Masin oversaw all Citigroup functions other than the operating units. In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Business Practices Committee which was tasked with assuring that the company embraced the industry’s highest standards. He also was a Director of Citicorp Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Citigroup Foundation. Masin also served on the Board of Directors of Citigroup and, in 2002, as head of the Board’s compensation and governance committee.
Prior to his tenure at Citigroup, Masin held senior positions with GTE Corporation, serving as Vice Chairman and President-International. After GTE’s merger with Bell Atlantic, he became Vice Chairman and President of the combined company, Verizon Communications.
Masin began his legal career at O’Melveny & Myers in 1967, working in the firm’s Century City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and New York offices. In 1989, Masin co-headed the firm’s International Practice and in 1991, he became head of the New York office. In 1993, Masin resigned from the partnership to take the Vice Chairman’s position at GTE.
“Mike is a recognized leader in the New York and international financial and business communities, and the insights and experience he brings to our firm will be sought after by our clients as they look for new opportunities in the global economy,” said Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., Chairman of O’Melveny & Myers. Culvahouse continued, “Mike’s rejoining the firm is just one more example of O’Melveny & Myers’ commitment and continuing strategy to build a more dominant international transactions-based practice in the key financial markets around the world.”
Michael T. Masin said, “O’Melveny & Myers is one of the great global law firms and I look forward to helping the firm even better serve its many clients.”